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Princess Island Princess Cruise Reviews for Family Cruises to the Panama Canal & Central America
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"This was the absolute worst cruise ship we have ever been on and we've taken ten cruises, never with Princess. I can promise you we will never cruise with Princess again after this horrid experience. I will break..."Read More
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We demand a 100% refund! Worst cruise possible! Princess knew before we sailed!!

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Victoria Riddle

2-5 Cruises

Age 60s

I gave this cruise a rating of terrible because there was no lower rating to choose. Because I worked 42yrs in an industry that did not allow for the number of days away needed this was our first opportunity to go on my husbands dream trip. The Panama Canal. Originally we were going to choose the 16 day version of this cruise until we found out that all the ports of call on the first half of ...
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Sail Date: March 2020

Departure Port: Rome (Civitavecchia)

Cabin Type: Balcony

19 Helpful Votes


Rough time as pandemic breaks out in the world

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catmommy7

10+ Cruises

Age 50s

My husband and I have traveled extensively. We were excited that this cruise was to take us to multiple ports and did not repeat any that we've visited before. Further, we've cruised with Princess before and felt comfortable with the cruise line. Embarkation was fairly smooth. We got on the ship, found our cabin as expected (although we were disappointed that our view was obstructed), and ...
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Sail Date: March 2020

Departure Port: Rome (Civitavecchia)

Cabin Type: Oceanview (obstructed view)

3 Helpful Votes


Made the Best of It!

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Amy C

6-10 Cruises

Age 60s

My sister and I chose this cruise because it was stopping at places we had never been to before and we wanted to see the old locks of the Panama Canal. It most definitely will be a cruise we will not forget! I can't believe how much the world changed in the 10 days we were gone! I asked my doctor if it was safe to go and he said yes when I told him the itinerary. Well, everything went well ...
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Sail Date: March 2020

Departure Port: Rome (Civitavecchia)

Cabin Type: Mini-Suite with Balcony

3 Helpful Votes


Island Princess – 10 Day Panama Canal with Costa Rica & Caribbean Dec 20, 2019

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KnA8361

2-5 Cruises

Age 50s

Boarding This was the fastest and smoothest we have ever boarded a ship. From exiting the cab to entering our room took about 30 minute’s total. It was flawless as was disembarkment. Bars/Entertainment We spent most of our time at the Explorers Lounge and had a great time with the bar staff. We also went to the Wheelhouse for trivia and a tribute to Billie Holiday which was fun. The ...
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Sail Date: December 2019

Departure Port: Rome (Civitavecchia)

Cabin Type: Mini-Suite with Balcony

3 Helpful Votes


Bucket List Cruise of Panama Canal transit of Gatun Locks

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JK1954

2-5 Cruises

Age 60s

My husband and I have been talking about going to see the Panama Canal since our first cruise to Alaska in 2006. We have finally retired and decided on the Christmas Cruise to the Eastern Carribean and Panama Canal on Island Princess. She is the sister ship of our Alaskan cruise ship Coral Princess so she was familiar in layout. We stayed in a local hotel the night before the cruise and ...
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Sail Date: December 2019

Departure Port: Rome (Civitavecchia)

Cabin Type: Balcony

1 Helpful Vote


Christmas in the Panama Canal

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merseydave

6-10 Cruises

Age 40s

After reading reviews for a few months ahead of our first cruise with Princess, I thought I would post about my personal experience. Island Princess, Christmas in the Panama Canal . A bucket list tick cruise for many. One of the smaller princess ships, built in 2003, remodelled in 2015. Boarding was flawless. We left our Fort Lauderdale hotel at 11am by cab. We were ordering coffee onboard ...
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Sail Date: December 2019

Departure Port: Rome (Civitavecchia)

Cabin Type: Balcony

4 Helpful Votes


Great Service

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Lovinglife19

10+ Cruises

Age 60s

We recently returned from a 10-day cruise to the Panama Canal on the Island Princess. There were several things that made this cruise special – a Birthday celebration, getting together with over 38 family members/friends, and just the opportunity to spend Christmas on the high seas. However, without the overall excellent service provided by the staff the trip wouldn’t have been as wonderful as it ...
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Sail Date: December 2019

Departure Port: Rome (Civitavecchia)

1 Helpful Vote


Just right Caribbean cruise before the holidays

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lcage50

2-5 Cruises

Age 60s

Wanted to fit in a cruise to a warm place before the holidays, the itinerary and length fit the bill. Island Princess is showing its wear in some places (furniture in public places a bit worn) but is still a nice ship with most of the amenities. The Broadway style shows were flashy and stunning, enjoyed the premier of "Secret Silk". Only got to a couple of get togethers -- Learn Spanish, ...
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Sail Date: December 2019

Departure Port: Rome (Civitavecchia)

Cabin Type: Mini-Suite with Balcony

2 Helpful Votes


Nicer than expected Island Princess Panama Canal cruise

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jandc46

6-10 Cruises

Age 60s

Took a Panama Canal cruise on the Island Princess over Thanksgiving week. Embarkation and disembarkation were a breeze (used Princess transfers). Despite the small size of the older ship, we were pleasantly surprised with the amount of activities and how much was tucked into small spaces, where there were 4 days at sea on the 10 day cruise. Definitely older ship, but turned out that we felt less ...
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Sail Date: November 2019

Departure Port: Rome (Civitavecchia)

Cabin Type: Oceanview

1 Helpful Vote


Not as promised

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Aasen

2-5 Cruises

Age 50s

Sailing the Panama canal was on my father's bucket list, so we selected this sailing to do it as a family group. We had several people in our party with dietary restrictions that were discussed with the sales rep before purchase, and we were assured they would be accommodated, and a high level of cuisine provided. This was not so. The vegan and gluten sensitive person in our party went thru a ...
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Sail Date: November 2019

Departure Port: Rome (Civitavecchia)

Cabin Type: Interior

4 Helpful Votes


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